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LEADERSHIP

KEEP A SENSE OF BURNING URGENCY

Jonathan Gifford

The idea

Ex-chairman and CEO of Schering-Plough, Fred Hassan, took over the pharmaceutical company when it was facing significant legal and financial problems.

“I’ve been facing a lot of challenges in my career. This one was the biggest I’ve ever seen. So I set up a roadmap as quickly as I could. I had to move forward with imperfect data, and that’s where experience ...

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